Siloam Mission is a Winnipeg organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness. Book a speaker for your class by contacting
Current events provide a great opportunity for teaching and learning about the grade 12 Global Issues Areas of Inquiry. These events provide teachers the ability to discuss and reflect on issues as they unfold, and students the ability to connect classroom learning with real-life events, while acquiring a greater understanding … Continue Reading How to Teach Students About Natural Disasters: MCIC Made a Guide!
What are the different forms of oppression? What does it feel like to be oppressed? Are we always aware of oppression when it is happening? The article “Teaching About Oppression Through Jenga” by Sara Lichtenwalter and Parris Baker describes a game-based learning example of teaching oppression. This can be played … Continue Reading TOOL: Teach Oppression Through Jenga
The Manitoba Environmental Youth Network is a great source of information on teaching and promoting environmental issues. They have an excellent section on Resources which describes how to go about fundraising and applying for grants, and gives great ideas for Take Action projects
In case you aren’t already familiar with Me to We, We Day, The Kielburgers and Free the Children, they also have a number of great resources for students and youth involved in Global Issues. Look under the Get Involved tab to find tool kits, lesson plans, campaign information, and more. The “We” phenomenon isn’t … Continue Reading Free the Children: “We” Campaigns and Resources
Volunteer Manitoba is a great resource for youth looking for volunteer opportunities. You can search through the list of opportunities available by organization or volunteer activity to find the right fit for you! There are many benefits to volunteering! Volunteers can discover new skills, talents and interests, build self-esteem through … Continue Reading IDEA: Volunteer in Manitoba!
Youth Engagement Coordinator, Roberta Gramlich, is happy to come speak to your class about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and related issues. Feel free to contact her:
Engineers Without Borders Canada has some great ideas for teaching Global Issues! Check out their Educator Toolkit: Operation Global Citizen. This toolkit includes: Action Oriented Tools Collaborative Tools for Educators Educational Tools Provided by Canadian NGOs Lesson Plans Provided by NGOs and UN Agencies Search Engines and Databases of Educational … Continue Reading TOOL: EWB Educator Toolkit
After hearing about peoples’ poor perception of Winnipeg, students from Miles Macdonell Collegiate took action by creating a social media campaign to share the great things that Winnipeg has to offer.